The show, in which eight women compete for a chance to go to Europe with some cross-eyed guy with protective parents, gave us an idea. In one part of the show, the women are treated to a surprise visit from their ex-boyfriends, who spin stories of infidelity and general weirdness. The stories are meant to make the women look evil, but, once in a while, they make some of the contestants seem more interesting. (And, no, I won't elaborate.)
Here's our idea: Just as a telecom executive is about to be hired at a new company, the board of directors should arrange a "surprise visit" from all the employees and shareholders that executive may have shafted along the way. Can you imagine the stories? Okay, forget the stories. Can you imagine how large a room would be needed for some of these guys? Just a thought.
Anyway, we'll put down the remote long enough to review some of the past week's most interesting hirings and firings:
Are you still thinking of our TV show idea? Large rooms, right? Maybe even stadiums, in some cases.
Mullaney also hinted that Force10 is about to close a third round of funding. Last week, the company dropped its prices for 10-Gbit/s Ethernet gear by 44 percent (see Force10 Slashes 10-GigE Pricing).
Here's a summary of other industry appointments (and disappointments) from the past several days:
- More Cuts at PMC-Sierra
- TranSwitch Q4: Losses, Layoffs
- Redback Trims Losses, CFO
- Are Tech Workers Happier Than Ever?
- Panditi Puts Spurs to Polaris
- Infinite CEO Steps Down
- Megisto Appoints CTO
- C&W Ousts CEO Wallace
- MagiQ Hires VP of Engineering
- Foret Joins ADC Board
- Ignis Hires VP Operations
- Cometa Hires COO
Meanwhile, if we missed any big hirings, firings, or other tidbits, send a tip to [email protected]. If you send a tip that leads to a published item in Headcount, we'll send you a Light Reading T-shirt to wear to your new job.
— Phil Harvey and Marguerite Reardon, Senior Editors, Light Reading